Absolutely reviews a 60 minute aromatherapy massage at the recently opened Cloud Twelve in Notting Hill
Cloud Twelve is a unique wellness and lifestyle club that has recently opened in the heart of Notting Hill. With an array of services, Cloud Twelve is a sanctuary for all members of the family, offering a spa, salon, brasserie and wellness clinic for adults as well as a interactive play and learning zones for children- all under one roof. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, it helps promote a sense of peace and ‘escape,’ if you will, from the hectic London lifestyle. I am here to experience a sixty minute balancing aromatherapy massage with beauty therapist, April MacPherson.
Upon entering I am taken upstairs where April greets me. She shows me around the club spa, which has a combination of massage rooms, steam and sauna rooms, and himalayan salt rooms to achieve ultimate physical and mental relaxation. The interiors are calming and warm and smell divine. I am shown to the luxurious changing room, which is complete with a bathroom as well as lockers and showers, and change into my dressing gown and slippers provided by Cloud Twelve.
April shows me to the massage room, which is clean, and calming and in the centre there is a Dolomites Quartz Crystal treatment bed. April takes time to explain the special oil she will be using – Tranquility oil which is an aromatic, silky oil with nourishing amaranth oil and an exclusive blend of essential oils which allow for an immediate sensation of wellbeing, alleviating stress and tension.
After putting on some relaxing meditation-style music, the massage begins with three deep breaths of the Tranquility oil. April starts at the feet, moves onto my back, then legs and finally arms. She uses the right amount of medium pressure, and is very thorough, ensuring all every inch of skin is massaged, and any muscle tensions are worked away. By the end of the massage I feel totally Zen and my body feels ultra relaxed yet rejuvenated. I am then left to take my time recuperating and changing back into my clothes.
All in all, it is a very pleasant and relaxing experience. The interiors are filled with warm colours and pleasant scents and you really forget you are still in London. All the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, which totally adds to the calming experience. I will definitely be back!
Price: 60mins – £100 | 90mins – £140 | Upgrade to the Quartz Treatment Bed for £15
Cloud Twelve, cloudtwelve.co.uk | To Book Please Call: 020 3301 1012